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At 6 p.m. Tues­day, Oct. 12, the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion hon­ors five out­stand­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions at its 2010 Piñon Awards cer­e­mony at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter.

This year’s awards, which are be­stowed to area non­profit pro­grams and or­ga­ni­za­tions, speak to the no­tion that chil­dren truly are our fu­ture and that the com­mu­nity bears a bulk of the re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure it’s a bright one.

Re­cip­i­ents of the 2010 Piñon Awards are: Art­Works, a di­vi­sion of the City of Santa Fe Arts Com­mis­sion that fosters hands-on arts ed­u­ca­tion in pub­lic schools and pro­vides art-in­struc­tion tools to teach­ers; the Pue­blo of Te­suque Agri­cul­tural Re­sources Pro­gram, which en­hances the pue­blo’s food se­cu­rity, pro­motes sus­tain­abil­ity and crop di­ver­sity, and in­creases eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity; Santa Fe Youth Sym­phony’s Mozart y Mari­achi Pro­gram, which pro­vides group vi­o­lin in­struc­tion and pro­gram-schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties at five pub­lic schools; Rocky Moun­tain Youth Corps, which en­gages young peo­ple in en­vi­ron­men­tal-restora­tion projects and com­mu­nity ser­vice; and El Cen­tro Fam­ily Health, which pro­vides af­ford­able health care to res­i­dents of ru­ral pats of North­ern New Mex­ico. There is no charge to at­tend the awards cer­e­mony, but it is nec­es­sary to RSVP by call­ing 988-9715, Ext. 3. The Len­sic is at 211 W. San Fran­cisco St., 988-1234.

Fifth-graders sing­ing their own opera at Turquoise Trail Ele­men­tary School

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